Culverkey

Cul"ver*key`

(-k?`), n. 1. A bunch of the keys or samaras of the ash tree. Wright.
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2. An English meadow plant, perhaps the columbine or the bluebell squill (Scilla nutans). [Obs.]
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A girl cropping culverkeys and cowslips to make garlands.
Walton.
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Cul"ver's phys"ic

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Cul"ver's root`

(?) }. [So called after a Dr. Culver, who used it.] (Bot.) The root of a handsome erect herb (Leptandra Virginica syn. Veronica Virginica) common in most moist woods of North America , used as an active cathartic and emetic; also, the plant itself.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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